Merry Christmas

All is calm, all is bright.

Creme Brulee French Toast (My Uncle Brad needed this recipe. It was lovely this morning.)

1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
2 T. light corn syrup
Bring these three ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Spoon the syrup into a 11x 15 inch casserole dish. A 9x13 inch pan would work too.

1 loaf french bread (maybe part of a second loaf)
5 eggs
1 1/2 c. half and half
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla

Slice the loaf of french bread into 1 inch slices. In the casserole dish with the brown sugar syrup place the slices of bread covering the whole pan. I had to use a few slices of a second loaf to cover the whole pan. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning preheat the oven to 350'F. Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 30 mins. Take the foil off and test to see if the bread is done. It shouldn't feel soggy, but a little firm. Serve immediately by cutting into slices and inverting on a plate. Serve with Buttermilk Syrup and whipped cream.

I love Christmas! It is finally here and all the days and weeks of hustling and bustling have finally brought about the most perfect day of the year. Our bakery has given a huge sigh of relief. I swear you can actually hear it. I love that bakery. For the last two weeks the ovens, lights, mixers, mill, and employees have been going 24 hours a day. Last night at 5pm James put her to bed. She'll get a well deserved nap. We aren't opening our doors again until Monday morning. We are all content.

Christmas morning was perfect. Santa found us, we have enjoyed playing with our toys, being together, reading books, and taking long winters naps. Seth has loved being able to wear jammies all day. We stayed home today. I love just staying home sometimes. Home is my favorite place on earth. It's beautiful, it a happy place, full of happy sounds of kidlets playing, covered in wrapping paper and packaging, and James has built a warm fire in the fireplace. I'm never leaving. I think I have enough food to last for the long haul. James replenished my year supply of chocolate chips last night. Both semi sweet and milk. I should be set for a while.

My oldest believes that Christmas breakfast this morning was Manna from heaven. He's had it for all 3 today. That is, all three meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He's content. There's enough Creme Brulee French Toast to make him happy for at least one more meal. Maybe we'll just stay home tomorrow too. Merry Christmas to all those I love. I feel blessed to have you in my life. I am blessed to know the real meaning of Christmas too. I am grateful for my savior, and the blessings I recieve from following his example and teachings. Happy Christmas!


  1. We had this for breakfast this morning too! YUM! Love it!

  2. Now that is what Christmas is suppose to be like.
    Grama G.

  3. oh.... yum yum yum...... I do believe this will be on our table on New Years Day!!!!! Then I am truly checking myself into food detox!!!!! Ugh... why does eating crap have to be so delightful????????????

  4. This looks amazing! Perhaps I'll make it a christmas tradition!

    I will be coming to your blog again. It looks like there are so many good recipes to be found here.

    (PS I'm a Clawson too...)



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